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  • Arts Calendar: May 21 to June 3

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Annual Book Sale, May 30, 5-7 p.m. and May 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, 797-3014. Wednesday 5/21 “In the Shadow of ...

  • Out & About: Singer-songwriters change directions

    A pair of singer-songwriters who are following new muses and changing directions dominate the upcoming performing arts calendar. Box office-wise, the biggest concert will be Ray LaMontagne’s May 27 appearance at the Cumberland County Civic Center. He’s launching a summer tour i...

  • Out & About: Concerts with many strings attached

    Three string ensembles in two vastly different genres are the top items on this weekend’s A&E bill of fare. Let’s start with the DaPonte String Quartet, a topnotch classical ensemble based in the Midcoast region that will be playing a program of music from Vienna in four di...

  • Arts Calendar: May 14-27

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 5/16 “The Sibley Guide to Birds,” book signing with David Sibley, 5-7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307. ...

  • Out & About: Theatrical farce, a variety of music

    Leave 'em laughing is a tried-and-true maxim of show business. This month it’s the exit strategy as The Public Theatre of Lewiston-Auburn wraps up its 2013-2014 season with “Moonlight & Magnolias,” a very funny farce that runs through this weekend. Music for many tast...

  • Arts Calendar: May 7-20

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 5/7 “Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the Fate of the West,” author talk, Judith Nies, noon, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portl...

  • Out & About: Remembering the Beatles, baseball's black slugger

    The top events on the upcoming arts and entertainment calendar have a distinctly retrospective aspect. Fifty years ago America was experiencing the peak of Beatlemania, sparked by the first U.S. appearances of the sensationally popular rock-and-roll foursome from Britain. The Portland Symp...

  • Arts Calendar: April 30-May 13

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 5/2 Meet the Author, Lily King, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307. Sunday 5/4 Merricon...